Mission success!"At 11:58 [Beijing Standard Time] today, China successfully launched the High Score 14 satellite into orbit with the Long March III B carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. High-score 14 satellite can efficiently obtain high-precision stereoscopic images from all over the world, measure large-scale digital topographic maps, and produce digital elevation models, digital surface models and digital orthographic image maps. (CCTV News) "https://www.weibo.com/5616492130/Jxc1xtPLk
It looks like per insiders the upcoming Long March 8 launch "probably won't be the last" Chinese launch before 2020 ends.
Quote from: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/17/2020 02:38 pmIt looks like per insiders the upcoming Long March 8 launch "probably won't be the last" Chinese launch before 2020 ends.Any idea of what to expect? CZ-2/4 or KZ-1A?
There are on-site reports that the launch has been scrubbed due to weather and a slip to NET December 22, though no official confirmation yet.
SFF showing 22 December.http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/event/cz-8__testflight?instance_id=40559ifly page.https://9ifly.spacety.com/thread-92794-28-1.html
On the CZ-8 launch the schedule above has Zhixing 1A and ET-SMART-RSS. We know that ET-SMART-RSS is built by Zhixing, so are we sure these are two separate satellites and not two names for the same thing?
Another (?) CZ-3B on February 5?
I see several people on 9ifly declaring that the CZ-7A Y2 is being transferred to Wenchang. Will it liftoff before Tianhe and Tianzhou-2? I thought the CZ-7 Y3 for Tianzhou-2 was already in Wenchang, is it possible to have two CZ-7s at the same time there?